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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I have my pictures taken?

​There are TONS of great locations for your session and I am happy to help you find the perfect spot to make your vision come true. Do you want a nature/woods/bosque look?  Do you want water or mountains or cactus dessert? Do you want an urban/downtown look? The Botanic Garden or other public area? I can recommend different places based on your vision for the photos, or if you have a special place in mind, I am happy to make that a reality!
Some locations require permit fees and/or entrance fees that you will be responsible for, of course I will let you know as we are deciding on a location about these!
If you are hoping for a location outside of the Albuquerque area, there will be a small travel fee.

When is the best time of day to take my pictures?

Depending on your location, the best time of day in right before sunset, this is when the lighting outside is perfect! When the sun is low in the sky it makes for ideal lighting and a beautiful background that glows with beauty. Depending on time of year this will change, as we schedule you session I will let you know when the perfect time is, and of course we can discuss to make sure your needs are met!

What should I bring?

Yourself ready for a fun session! You are not required to bring anything, however you are more than welcome to bring along any props/mementos you may have to your session. I am more than happy to incorporate these things! At the start of your session let me know what you have and we will make a plan to make sure we get the perfect shots with them!
If you have small kids, I have also found that talking beforehand about what we will be doing is super helpful! I have even had families “practice” with their kids, and as silly as it seems, it helps a lot! Small treats they can eat during the session is also a great idea, just make sure it is something that is not staining or messy such as M&M’s or chocolate! My favorite is gummy bears!

What should I wear?

This is a tough question and one that I get asked a lot! My basic idea is wear what you love and what you feel comfortable in.
Here are some guidelines to help you choose!


  • Decide beforehand how dressy or casual you want the photos to be and plan your outfits accordingly.

  • Choose a color theme and choose clothes with this in mind

  • Wear something that is a neutral color.

  • Coordinate colors.


  • Matching colors completely.

  • Wearing bright/ neon colors.

  • Wearing logos or clothing with a lot of text

How soon will my photos be ready and how do I get them?

After your session, I work on editing and making your photos perfect. I will have the photos done within 1 week from your session date, and will be in touch with you when I send them! When they are done, I will email you a link to the online gallery! My gallery is designed for you to be able to download and also share directly to your social media! As part of your session cost, you will have full print rights to the photos! If you do share on social media, I ask you give photo credit by simply tagging @KateBucklesPhotography on Facebook or Instagram

Please note that images are selected and edited at my discretion. I reserve the right to edit and release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality and within my artistic standards. All photos are presented in color, and at my discretion certain images will be changed to black & white. Any changes or additional editing requested by the client may be subject to a fee. Original, unedited "raw" images will not be released.